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Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET)


This TQUK Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training CET qualification is ideal for trainee teachers or individuals who are not currently teaching but can secure a placement in the further education or skills sectors.

While studying this Ofqual regulated qualification, you will expand your knowledge in areas such as how you can plan inclusive teaching and learning sessions, the resources available to help you deliver your inclusive teaching and learning sessions, and the key principles of teaching and learning and key curriculum issues in specialist areas.

You will need to either be currently teaching or in a position to obtain a placement where you teach individuals or groups of learners aged 14 years or older to provide the evidence and observations to complete this course successfully.

Entry Requirements

Candidates interested in enrolling in the qualification should hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification. The entry requirements are essential for both successfully completing the course and pursuing job opportunities:

  • Candidates already in teaching roles with a minimum of 30 hours of teaching practice (employed and actively teaching).
  • Currently teaching or in a position to obtain a placement for teaching individuals or groups aged 14 years or older to gather necessary evidence and observations for the course.
  • Individuals currently engaged in teaching and training, including those recently started teaching and training.

Awarding Body

We are an approved Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) Centre, offering accredited qualifications through this OFQUAL-regulated, globally accredited awarding body. All our teacher training course certifications will be provided by TQUK. TQUK is a leading, modern, and innovative awarding organisation in the UK, providing learning opportunities for individuals worldwide to develop creative and innovative skills. Operating under the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), TQUK has a vast network of 400+ recognised centers across the globe, serving a diverse student population of over 100,000 across 50+ countries. TQUK maintains stringent quality controls to uphold the highest qualifications and customer service standards.

How you will be assessed:

Assessment: Your assessment comprises assignments, portfolios, and observations conducted in appropriate settings without simulation. It’s internally evaluated and externally quality-controlled, with passing contingent on meeting all learning outcomes.

Teaching Practice Requirement: You must complete 30 hours of teaching practice to fulfil this qualification.

Observed and Assessed Practice: Minimum of three observations totalling three hours, no transfer from Level 3, and credit requires evidence of assessed observations.

Mandatory Units:

Students must study the following modules:

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training – 3 Credits
  • Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training –  3 Credits
  • Delivering education and training –  6 Credits
  • Assessing learners in education and training –  6 Credits
  • Using resources for education and training –  3 Credits
  • Identify individual learning and development needs –  3 Credits
  • Teaching in a specialist area –  15 Credits


Career Progression

  • Education Lecturer: With the Level 4 Certificate, you can become a lecturer in education colleges, teaching various subjects to students pursuing vocational or academic qualifications.
  • School Teacher (Middle East and Gulf Region): This qualification can help you secure positions in international schools in the Middle East and Gulf region that offer British or internationally recognised curricula.
  • English Language Instructor: You can also teach English as a second language in the Middle East, where there is a consistent demand for qualified English language instructors.
  • Corporate Trainer: Companies and organisations in the Gulf region invest in employee training and development, making this qualification valuable for designing and delivering business training programmes.
  • Professional Development Coordinator: You can coordinate and manage professional development programmes for teachers and employees in educational institutions and organisations.

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET)